Defense Department Announces Completion of Repairs to Humanitarian Aid Pier

The temporary pier was damaged after high sea weather last month.

U.S. troops completed repairs to the temporary pier installed in Gaza on Friday, saying that they would resume deliveries of humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians shortly.

“Thousands of tons of aid are in various stages in the pipeline for delivery,” said Navy Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander of U.S. Central Command. “And, clearly, our international partners have seen the previous, positive effect that the pier has [had] on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza, and they remain committed to its continued success.”

The Department of Defense installed the pier in early May, but it suffered significant damage shortly after due to stormy weather that caused high seas. U.S. forces repaired the pier at the Port of Ashdod in Israel before reinstalling it near Gaza.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Vice Admiral Cooper as he fulfills his role in the U.S. Central Command.
  • For Defense Department officials as they continue to support the use of the pier to distribute humanitarian aid.
  • For the heads of international aid organizations to be wise in their use of security to reduce the looting of aid trucks.

Sources: Department of Defense


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